Platy railway station

Platy railway station (Greek: Σιδηροδρομικός σταθμός Πλατέος, romanized: Sidirodromikós stathmós Platéos) is the railway station of Platy in Imathia, Central Macedonia, Greece. Opened in 1894 in what was then the Ottoman Empire, it is located southwest of the residential area, at the junction of the Piraeus–Platy railway and Thessaloniki–Bitola railway1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) southwest of the town center. The station is served by Intercity trains between Athens and Thessaloniki, and since 9 September 2007 by Proastiakos Thessaloniki services to Katerini and Larissa, Edessa, Florina and Thessaloniki.[4]

Πλατύ

Platy

Approaches to Platy railway station, April 2008
Location Alexandria 590 32, Platy
Imathia
Greece
Coordinates

40°38′11″N22°31′47″E

Owned by OSE
Line(s)

Piraeus–Platy railway[1] and
Thessaloniki–Bitola railway[2]

Platforms 4 (1 disused)
Tracks 6
Train operators TrainOSE
Connections [2]
Construction
Structure type at-grade
Platform levels 1
Parking Yes
Disabled access
Other information
Status Staffed
Website http://www.ose.gr/en/
History
Opened 1894
Electrified 25 kV AC[3]
Services
Preceding station   Proastiakos   Following station
toward Thessaloniki
Line 1
toward Larissa
toward Thessaloniki
Line 2
toward Florina
Preceding station   TrainOSE   Following station
toward Thessaloniki
Regional
toward Thessaloniki
Line 2
toward Florina
toward Thessaloniki
Express
toward Kalambaka
toward Athens
InterCity
Terminus
Location

Platy, Central Macedonia
Location within Greece

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Opened in 1894 in what was then the Ottoman Empire, at the completion of the Société du Chemin de Fer ottoman Salonique-Monastir, a branchline of the Chemins de fer Orientaux from Thessaloniki to Bitola. During this period Northern Greece and the southern Balkans where still under Ottoman rule, and Adendro was known as Kirtzilar. Adendro was annexed by Greece on 18 October 1912 during the First Balkan War. On 17 October 1925 The Greek government purchased the Greek sections of the former Salonica Monastir railway[5] and the railway became part of the Hellenic State Railways, with the remaining section north of Florina seeded to Yugoslavia. In 1970 OSE became the legal successor to the SEK, taking over responsibilities for most of Greece’s rail infrastructure. On 1 January 1971 the station, and most of Greek rail infrastructure where transferred to the Hellenic Railways Organisation S.A., a state-owned corporation. Freight traffic declined sharply when the state-imposed monopoly of OSE for the transport of agricultural products and fertilisers ended in the early 1990s. Many small stations of the network with little passenger traffic were closed down. On 9 September 2007, the station reopened. Since 2007, the station is served by the Proastiakos Thessaloniki services to New Railway Station. In 2009, with the Greek debt crisis unfolding OSE‘s Management was forced to reduce services across the network. Timetables were cutback and routes closed, as the government-run entity attempted to reduce overheads. In 2017 OSE‘s passenger transport sector was privatised as TrainOSE, currently, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane[6] infrastructure, including stations, remained under the control of OSE.

The station has waiting rooms and staffed ticket office within the original 19th century building. The station has a buffet. There is a taxi rank and Parking in the forecourt.

The station is served by Regional stopping services to Palaiofarsalos and Thessaloniki,[7]Express trains to Kalambaka and Florina and InterCity services between Athens and Thessaloniki, and since 9 September 2007 by Proastiakos Thessaloniki services to Katerini and Larissa, Edessa, and Thessaloniki.[8]

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